Disrupting Healthcare from the Inside Out

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Jay Anders, MD (@medicompdoc), Chief Medical Officer of Medicomp Systems (@medicompsys), and fellow Healthcare Now Radio podcast host. Thanks to a long history in clinical practice blended with a technology focus Jay has keen insight into bringing real change to our healthcare system.

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Like me, his ability to influence healthcare positively has been amplified by his participation in technology and innovation and how to address the challenges in healthcare without further overwhelming the clinical staff.

We discuss the latest big bet into the healthcare space – Amazon purchasing One Medical which as I noted

is no small bet by Amazon on their participation in disrupting healthcare.

We discuss burnout, which much like the idea that people don’t want to work, has been around for a long time

But importantly is contributing to further stress and strains on the system adding with large numbers of people leaving the workforce further creating gaps in resource availability. We discuss the challenge of transparency and drug pricing which as Jay points out is much like the price of an airline ticket – very hard to predict (see If Airlines sold Paint).

Listen in to hear our discussion on new entrants to healthcare and what they need to do to bring real and lasting positive change to the system and where we might be able to offer important relief to the beleaguered staff by removing some of the barriers and hurdles to the focus everyone wants to have – on the patient.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.